Controversy



[kon-truh-vur-see; British also kuh n-trov-er-see] /ˈkɒn trəˌvɜr si; British also kənˈtrɒv ər si/

noun, plural controversies.
1.
a prolonged public dispute, debate, or contention; disputation concerning a matter of opinion.
2.
contention, strife, or argument.
/ˈkɒntrəˌvɜːsɪ; kənˈtrɒvəsɪ/
noun (pl) -sies
1.
dispute, argument, or debate, esp one concerning a matter about which there is strong disagreement and esp one carried on in public or in the press
n.

late 14c., from Old French controversie or directly from Latin controversia, from controversus “turned in an opposite direction, disputed, turned against,” from contra- “against” (see contra) + versus (see verse).

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    [kon-truh-vurt, kon-truh-vurt] /ˈkɒn trəˌvɜrt, ˌkɒn trəˈvɜrt/ verb (used with object) 1. to argue against; dispute; deny; oppose. 2. to argue about; debate; discuss. /ˈkɒntrəˌvɜːt; ˌkɒntrəˈvɜːt/ verb (transitive) 1. to deny, refute, or oppose (some argument or opinion) 2. to argue or wrangle about v. c.1600, probably a back-formation from controversy. Related: Controverted; controverting; controvertible.

  • Controverted

    [kon-truh-vurt, kon-truh-vurt] /ˈkɒn trəˌvɜrt, ˌkɒn trəˈvɜrt/ verb (used with object) 1. to argue against; dispute; deny; oppose. 2. to argue about; debate; discuss. /ˈkɒntrəˌvɜːt; ˌkɒntrəˈvɜːt/ verb (transitive) 1. to deny, refute, or oppose (some argument or opinion) 2. to argue or wrangle about v. c.1600, probably a back-formation from controversy. Related: Controverted; controverting; controvertible.



  • Controvertible

    [kon-truh-vurt, kon-truh-vurt] /ˈkɒn trəˌvɜrt, ˌkɒn trəˈvɜrt/ verb (used with object) 1. to argue against; dispute; deny; oppose. 2. to argue about; debate; discuss. /ˈkɒntrəˌvɜːt; ˌkɒntrəˈvɜːt/ verb (transitive) 1. to deny, refute, or oppose (some argument or opinion) 2. to argue or wrangle about v. c.1600, probably a back-formation from controversy. Related: Controverted; controverting; controvertible.

  • Contrapuntally

    [kon-truh-puhn-tl] /ˌkɒn trəˈpʌn tl/ adjective, Music. 1. of or relating to counterpoint. 2. composed of two or more relatively independent melodies sounded together. /ˌkɒntrəˈpʌntəl/ adjective 1. (music) characterized by counterpoint adj. 1845, from Italian contrapunto “counterpoint,” also “backstitch,” from contra “against” (see contra) + punto “point” (see point (n.)). Musical use is from Medieval Latin […]



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